My art practice primarily involves making tactile and detailed art quilts using a semi-industrial sewing machine as my main drawing tool. To create varied outcomes, my methods also encompass a broad range of materials and approaches including painting, photography and printmaking. My process is typically improvisational, enabling unexpected outcomes. I find a certain pleasure in allowing the work to evolve unexpectedly as I create.
50 Shades of Lichen
A completed work inspired by the coastal rock lichens found on the east coast of Tasmania. The work was selected for the Spring/March Issue of Art Quilting Studio Artist Portfolio section, and the 2022 Ravenswood Women's Art Prize.
Old Girls, Teas and Gums
A completed work I started at my Henry Jones Artist Residency. As can be seen from the video larger works with non flexible primed canvas can be somewhat difficult to manage. It is currently for sale at Wild Island Tasmania.
A completed work inspired by the coastal winds that blast the gum trees surrounding my house. The work was selected for the Spring/March Issue of Art Quilting Studio, Artist Portfolio section.
Videos1&3 by Karoline Crilley Productions